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Microwave Oven Used To Cook Up Solar Cell Material
2013-05-06 09:16:00

University of Utah Nanocrystal semiconductor for photovoltaics, medical sensors, heat reuse University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors. They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic solar cells and LED lights, biological sensors and systems to convert waste heat to electricity. Using microwaves "is a fast way to make these particles that...

Crandall Canyon Mine Collapse Maybe Bigger Than 2008 Study Suggested
2013-04-21 21:36:21

University of Utah A new University of Utah study has identified hundreds of previously unrecognized small aftershocks that happened after Utah's deadly Crandall Canyon mine collapse in 2007. The aftershocks suggest the collapse was as big — and perhaps bigger — than shown in another study by the university in 2008. Mapping out the locations of the aftershocks "helps us better delineate the extent of the collapse at Crandall canyon. It's gotten bigger," says Tex Kubacki, a...

Superstorm Sandy Made A Seismic Impact, Shaking Up North America
2013-04-19 07:32:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There´s no doubt that last autumn´s superstorm Sandy left a trail of destruction as it churned up the eastern seaboard, making a bulls-eye run at New York City. But a new study from researchers at the University of Utah has found that the storm also shook things up a bit. When Sandy took a left turn for Long Island and NYC, powerful ocean waves began slamming into each other and battered the coastline, sending...

2013-03-22 08:24:36

Blood-based test identifies 9 out of 10 people with previously undetected colorectal cancer. SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and an ideal time to highlight the importance of colon health and screening. Doctors recommend that everyone age 50 and up participate in regular colorectal cancer screening, but since approximately half the population opts out, nearly 40 million Americans are left unscreened every year....

2013-03-12 08:25:17

-- U-Utah #1 on Undergrad List / U-Southern Cal #1 on Grad List NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) -- one of the nation's best-known education services companies -- today issued its fourth annual report naming the schools with the best programs to study video game design. The report, "Top Schools to Study Video Game Design for 2013," is based on a survey The Princeton Review conducted in 2012-13 of 150 programs at institutions...

2013-02-11 12:21:13

LOGAN, Utah, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advanced Weather Systems laboratory at Utah State University announced today that it has initiated work to build the first Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology sensor for delivery to its commercial partner GeoMetWatch. The sensor, known as STORM(TM), is a hyperspectral sounder that will collect and return to Earth sophisticated and critical weather data that is not currently available to weather forecasters. The...

Roots Of Catastrophe Run Deep
2013-02-07 11:20:32

University of Utah Partly molten, Florida-sized blob forms atop Earth's core A University of Utah seismologist analyzed seismic waves that bombarded Earth's core, and believes he got a look at the earliest roots of Earth's most cataclysmic kind of volcanic eruption. But don't worry. He says it won't happen for perhaps 200 million years. "What we may be detecting is the start of one of these large eruptive events that — if it ever happens — could cause very massive...

2013-01-22 23:02:47

Jon Schmidt of Internet Sensation "The Piano Guys" to Talk About Social Media Strategy that Led to 200 Million Video Views; USU Speaker Series Will Host 10 Entrepreneurial Leaders to Share Their “Keys to Success" Logan, Utah (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 On Jan. 30, Jon Schmidt, a musician who has reached millions with his music, will walk out on stage at Utah State University, but he won´t be hosting a concert. Schmidt will speak at the Eccles Conference Center Auditorium at 6 p.m....

2013-01-10 05:01:24

Leading National Reference Laboratory Services Provider, ARUP Laboratories, Introduces Blood Test to Aid in the Early Detection of Lung Cancer. Innovative Blood Test will assist Clinicians in Identifying Deadly Disease Earlier Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 ARUP Laboratories announced today that it is entering into an agreement with Kansas-based Oncimmune® USA LLC to offer EarlyCDT®-Lung, the blood test that aids in the risk assessment and the early detection of lung...

2013-01-02 16:21:50

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce (http://www.thechamber.org) has selected LaVell Edwards, Patti Edwards and the late Stephen R. Covey as its Pillar of the Valley Award recipients for 2013. They will be honored March 29 at the third annual gala to be held at the new Utah Valley Convention Center. "There are no bigger names in Utah Valley than LaVell and Patti Edwards and Stephen R. Covey," said Val Hale, president of the Utah Valley...